Thanks, Obama.

obamafreshman

Dear Barack.

byeobsmallYour time as the Prez may not have brought the change we all –here in germany too– have hoped for, you really could have done some more about climate change, your surveillance apparatus may have unforeseen consequences and your drone war cost hundreds of innocent lives who's blood will forever stick to your hands. But I guess these things come with the job description.

However, you also brought 8 years of dignity and sincerity to the White House. And humor. DIY-Ethos, Books, Kids. Spiderman. And brillant rhetorics. Music!

You fought for diversity and equality and progress and your health care plan – as scratched as it may be in the coming months – at least showed your people what can be achieved in a democracy against the odds of a hostile congress, if you fight for it long and hard enough.

You light up the White House in the colors of the Rainbow and you made it so that Chelsea Manning is released from prison on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia with an outstanding eye for symbolism. You filled Politics with wit and modern intellectualism.

Last but not least: Michelle was the most graceful FLOTUS, ever, and you both showed the whole world your unconditional Love, for all to share.

And you did all of that with the spirit and gesture of the coolest motherfucker I ever witnessed in the realms of politics.

Despite your shortcomings, it was a real pleasure to have you on this stage.

You, sir, have earned my deepest Respect.

Thank you, Mr. Barrack Obama, citizen of the United States.